Shey Sabripour


Shey Sabripour brings nearly three decades of leadership success in the design, development, and execution of telecommunication satellites, launch vehicles, and other interplanetary space vehicles.
During his 24 years of continuous career with Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Shey served as a design engineer, technology innovator, program manager and ultimately, the Director of Spacecraft Design responsible for an organization of 370 engineers, scientists, and business professionals in missions ranging from $100M to $1B.

Prior to founding CesiumAstro, Shey served as the CTO for Firefly Aerospace, a startup rocket company in Austin Texas. In that role, Shey was responsible for technical and program management of the Alpha Rocket. He was instrumental in growing the small team of 11 engineers to more than 160. His team successfully bid and won the NASA VCLS mission and two DARPA contracts at Firefly.

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